Heritage site management: Motivations and expectations

Yaniv Poria, Arie Reichel, Avital Biran

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This study attempts to explore the significance of tourists' perceptions of a heritage site, as it relates to their own heritage, and as an important factor for understanding their behavior and the management of historic settings. Implementing a quantitative research approach, questionnaires were distributed to a sample group prior to their entering the heritage site. The results indicate that individuals' perceptions comprise a key factor in understanding both motivation to visit and expectations of the interpretation provided. Implications of the findings for researchers and site managers are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-178
Number of pages17
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006


  • Anne Frank House
  • Heritage
  • Interpretation
  • Motivation
  • Perception
  • The Netherlands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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